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Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures (Paperback)

Economix: How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work),  in Words and Pictures By Michael Goodwin, Dan E. Burr (Illustrator), David Bach (Foreword by), Joel Bakan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Michael Goodwin, Dan E. Burr (Illustrator), David Bach (Foreword by), Joel Bakan (Introduction by)
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Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, make sense of what Wall Street or Washington say they know? Read author Michael Goodwin and illustrator Dan E. Burr’s New York Times bestseller Economix.
 
With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have.

Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought; to markets free and otherwise; to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter.
 
“Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
 
This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues—in this case, economics, history and finance—and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals.” —Miami Herald
 
“Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel—he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom, and library in the United States.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

Find teaching guides for Economix and other titles at abramsbooks.com/resources.

About the Author


Michael Goodwin is a writer and editor with a degree in Chinese studies. He has lived in China, India, and now New York City.

Dan E. Burr illustrated the classic graphic novel Kings in Disguise. He lives in Milwaukee.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780810988392
ISBN-10: 0810988399
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English